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Hands, Africa S. – Adult Learning, 2023
The Netflix docudrama, Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal, illustrates how college admissions, particularly at elite colleges, favors the privileged. Higher educational attainment overall favors the informed. Prospective students have many options when it comes to earning a college degree, with some of the more visible options…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, College Admission, College Bound Students, College Readiness
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Zulu, Africa – Africa Education Review, 2019
The augmentation of easily accessible and affordable information and communication technology (ICT) for instructional purposes was the key objective which made the study reported on relevant to most financially constrained higher education institutions (HEIs). The aim of the study was to investigate the feasibility of augmenting the entrenched…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Hands, Africa S. – Education for Information, 2020
Educators often ask how to motivate PhD students. Before addressing how to motivate students, we should know what motivates prospective doctoral students. Motivational support has been shown to lead to overall satisfaction with the educational process, better engagement, and persistence. Using the interdisciplinary field of library and information…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Doctoral Degrees, Educational Attainment, Student Motivation
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Hands, Africa S. – Information and Learning Sciences, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to present research on the assets of first-generation college students and offer asset-based practices that can be implemented to support students during emergency transitions. Design/methodology/approach: This paper reviews the literature related to first-generation college students and cultural wealth and then details…
Descriptors: First Generation College Students, Change, Emergency Programs, Citizen Participation
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Hands, Africa S. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2018
This study aimed to identify factors motivating individuals to earn a doctoral degree in library and information science. Data about doctoral student motivation was collected from first-year students through a survey, semi-structured interviews, and personal admission statements. Findings suggest five motivating factors: research-related…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Motivation, Library Science, Library Education
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Botha, Sharnay; Africa, Eileen K. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Movement is essential for learning. Previous research explored the relationship between movement and academic performance, however, evidence regarding the specific gross motor skills related to reading and spelling is lacking. The current study, therefore, investigated the effect a perceptual-motor intervention had on the relationship between…
Descriptors: Alphabets, Spelling, Psychomotor Skills, Correlation
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Maistry, Suriamurthee Moonsamy; Africa, Ian Edward – South African Journal of Education, 2020
The South African school education landscape is distinctly uneven as it relates to school financing. The state's attempt at differentiated funding via the quintile system is vaunted as an initiative to address the needs of poor schools. It parades as a commitment to a redress agenda. Since implementation, the socioeconomic demography has changed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Poverty, Educational Finance
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Rhodes, Christy M.; Hands, Africa S. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2020
This article describes three programs which provide formal student engagement training and leadership opportunity with adult basic education learners.
Descriptors: Mentors, Leadership Training, Learner Engagement, Program Descriptions
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Wolf, Kimberly; Africa, Adelene – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2017
Despite the popularity of peer education as an HIV prevention strategy across a range of contexts, understanding of the experiences of those intimately placed within these programmes is limited. Instead, the majority of research in this field relies on hegemonic notions of rational human behaviour that operate under the assumption that knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Behavior, Sexuality, Peer Teaching
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Karman, Marianna; Marfoldi, Nora – Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 2021
Designed for three age groups, Ko Nipa Africa! -- Teach about Africa! awareness-raising and sensitization education program is aimed at developing social competencies, especially empathy, social sensitivity, and tolerance in childhood. In addition, its main task is to transform the misconceptions and prejudices about Africa present in Hungary with…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Foreign Countries, Consciousness Raising, Active Learning
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Asea, Wilson B. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2022
This article seeks to delve deeper into the discourse about the epistemic decoloniality of Westernised higher education in South Africa. Discrete academic studies have indicated that African Knowledge paradigms have not found a home in South Africa's Westernised academies yet; knowledge patterns remain foreign and colonized. The current curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Whites, Institutional Characteristics, Disproportionate Representation
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Nolte, Heike; Solomons, Regan; Springer, Priscilla; Kidd, Martin; Africa, Eileen – Early Child Development and Care, 2022
Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) often present motor co-ordination difficulties accompanying their speech and sound delays. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a paired versus a small group gross motor intervention on selected pre-school children, pre-identified with CAS. Children pre-identified with…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Intervention, Preschool Children, Speech Impairments
Hands, Africa S. – ALA Editions, 2015
Whether they are students taking the traditional path of entering college from high school, or adult first-time or re-entry students, navigating the admissions and financial aid process can be overwhelming for the college bound. Public libraries can help provide information and guidance for a successful start, and this book shows how to do it.…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Adult Students, Reentry Students, Public Libraries
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McGrath, Simon – Prospects, 2022
The UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education imagines a positive future in which skills development can be harnessed for the benefits of people and planet, in line with the loftiest vision of the Sustainable Development Goals. However, skills systems often remain marginalized within educational debates and plans, with vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Futures (of Society), Sustainable Development
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Li, Siyuan – International Journal of Comparative Education and Development, 2021
Purpose: China's Confucius Institutes (CIs) have been under increasing scrutiny in the West while their development in Africa has been steady and strong. This article aims to examine the establishment, operation and effects of this institute in Africa, and discuss its role in a wider context of education, development and China's foreign policy…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Cultural Education, Chinese, Foreign Policy
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